Dictate of Heliod

Dictate of Heliod

Enchantment

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Creatures you control get +2/+2.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Rare
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Noble Legal
MTGO Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Hero Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Heirloom Legal

Dictate of Heliod occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.31%

Dictate of Heliod Discussion

multimedia on Isperia's Super Budget Flying Circus

2 months ago

Hey, I like the name, nice budget deck.

What are you using infinite mana of Peregrine + Deadeye for? It appears you have removed the mana sinks and other combo pieces. Brago, King Eternal's no mana cost repeatable flicking can do a lot more than Deadeye and Brago is a flying creature. Bident of Thassa for half the price would do a lot more than Deadeye with your flying creatures.

It seems that Deadeye is most expensive price card in your deck and it's not doing much. You could cut Deadeye to clear some price to improve the manabase with some better budget lands such as Command Tower, Prairie Stream, Port Town and Ash Barrens. Consider Bident of Thassa and Mask of Memory? These have excellent budget repeatable draw effects with attacking flying creatures. These cards could replace Failure and Deadeye Navigator.

Consider Sephara, Sky's Blade, Emeria Angel and Empyrean Eagle? All are good budget flying creatures. These could replace Devious Cover-Up, Sandstone Oracle and Dictate of Heliod.

Could cut Marble Diamond/Sky Diamond and add Azorius Signet/Mind Stone. These are better two drop mana rocks especially with Brago because they ETB untapped. Could cut Mask of Avacyn/Neurok Stealthsuit and add Swiftfoot Boots. The haste and hexproof of Boots especially haste is overall better than Mask/Stealthsuit.

Good luck with your deck.

taofuerza on Equenauts

2 months ago

I am trending away from global enchantments in favor of repeated life gain or creature generation in this batch of edits. I made sweeping edits in several categories:

  • Lands

Swapped out 8 Plains for Cryptic Caves, Desert of the True, Encroaching Wastes, Idyllic Grange, Karn's Bastion, Labyrinth of Skophos, Radiant Fountain and Secluded Steppe.

  • Defensive Auras

Upgraded Pious Interdiction to Recumbent Bliss (which would potentially provide many instances of life gain instead of 1) and dropped Bonds of Faith in favor of Gossamer Chains.

  • Offensive Auras

Upgraded Chosen by Heliod to Soaring Hope, Hope Against Hope to Spirit Mantle, Indomitable Will to Gift of Immortality and Ordeal of Heliod to Sunbond.

  • Sorceries

Upgraded from Blessed Reversal to Aetherflux Reservoir, Plea for Guidance to Silent Sentinel and added Pegasus Stampede for more ETB creature triggers.

  • Vanilla Creatures

Swapped out generic flyers (Armored Pegasus, Concordia Pegasus, Loyal Pegasus, Mistral Charger, Stormfront Pegasus, Wingsteed Rider) for ones with more ability or utility (Pegasus Charger, Plated Pegasus, Eiganjo Free-Riders).

  • Relevance

Bigger is not necessarily better so I opted to swap out Serra Avatar for Danitha Capashen, Paragon.

  • Defense and Removal

I swapped out Elspeth Conquers Death and Ghostly Prison in favor of Sacred Mesa and Monastery Mentor and Giant Killer for Frontline Medic.

  • Boost

I also replaced 3 boost effects (Commander's Insignia, Dictate of Heliod, Honor of the Pure) with 3 alternate win conditions (Test of Endurance, Felidar Sovereign, Archon of Redemption).

  • Life Gain

Replaced 3 less efficient or reliable life gain sources (Soldier of the Pantheon, Righteous Cause, Honden of Cleansing Fire) with better ones (Soul's Attendant, Auriok Champion, Pious Evangel / Wayward Disciple, Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Answered Prayers).

libraryjoy on Sig hard

3 months ago

On Thin Ice doesn't work for this deck, as it requires a snow-land to enchant, and your deck doesn't run any (and they will increase the cost quite a bit). If you don't have a Coat of Arms already, I would drop it for other things. It's a nice card, but will benefit other tribal strategies and is pretty expensive overall - Door of Destinies might be a better option. Sigarda, Heron's Grace is not actually in your list, so you'll need to drop a card and put her in. Make sure to type * CMDR * (no spaces) after the card name to show her as the commander. I would look for some ways to push damage through, like adding some equipment that gives trample Ring of Kalonia or Loxodon Warhammer come to mind. Skyblinder Staff makes any of your flying creatures blockable only by creatures with Reach, which is a pretty powerful effect, with a flying commander. Champion of Lambholt can quickly give you an army of unblockable creatures. Dictate of Heliod is another option for an anthem. I think Elder Cathar may be an underperformer here and better replaced with another creature. Maybe Juniper Order Ranger, Abzan Falconer, Aegis of the Gods, Baird, Steward of Argive, Goldnight Commander, Karametra's Acolyte, Krosan Restorer, Tuskguard Captain, Wild Beastmaster or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. Good luck, and let me know if there are any specific questions you have.

shaftdiggity on Alela's Divine Procession

4 months ago

Dictate of Heliod is a good option, Archetype of Courage is an enchantment that gives all your guys first strike. Hour of Reckoning can be a near one-sided board wipe and Martyr's Bond can be cool.

Generaljlv on Triumph of the God of Victory

6 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions, Gift of Estates is something that could really help in the deck and Marshal's Anthem is better than Dictate of Heliod because of the reanimation. The reason why Armageddon is in the deck is in case I did not use my Boros Charm yet to blow up everybody's land but mine since they would have indestructible, so it's kind of a troll. What would you replace for Faithless Looting or Thrill of Possibility ?

Tata on Alesha, Mardu Clan General

6 months ago

I think your deck could be improved if you included a few more value engines and/or tutors to get those engines. My problem with Mardu/Alesha generally is a lack of resources (cards and lands).

At a glance, the most important engine in your deck is Skullclamp . It's the card that makes your deck go off. Because of this, I think you should include things like Stoneforge Mystic , Steelshaper's Gift , Open the Armory , Enlightened Tutor , and Taj-Nar Swordsmith . Any of these would help to make your deck more consistent.

I would replace End Hostilities with Wrath of God or Settle the Wreckage (the latter is especially powerful in a metagame dominated by Craterhoof Behemoth overrun-style decks).

Crackling Doom could be replaced by Merciless Executioner , maybe, since he's a warrior.

I think your deck could use an anthem or two. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is probably the best, but I also like Dictate of Heliod and Marshal's Anthem .

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